Journalist Chris Graham on board Al Awda (The Return) answers a few questions from Gaza Freedom Flotilla Australia:
Personally, I’m doing well. This is by some margin the most challenging (and emotional) story I’ve ever worked on. Very glad I came though. I’m still anxious and uncertain about the ending, but hoping for smooth sailing all the way to Gaza. Failing that, I’m hopeful the IDF will depart from its default setting and treat people humanely. Fingers crossed.
I’ve seen determined activists in my 30 years in journalism, but never anything quite like this amazing group of people. If more activists showed the courage these people do, the blockade of Gaza and the occupation of Palestine would be over by Christmas.
When preparing to capture boats like ours, the Israeli Occupation Forces always block voices of journalists like Chris. You can help prevent this attack on press freedom by sharing his message now, and by spreading the word about our campaign over the coming days.